Are you ready for this kind of challenge?
Hello, Ramon here. I want to create the better charcoals for Krita and i have already good ones (see at the bottom of the post), but i want to make you part of this, because the result could be epic.
i will record a video for youtube using the brushes we have created And explaining some good tips for charcoals. As a reward ALL the collaborators will be quoted in the video. Sounds nice?
As this may sound too complex i have starting point with lot of things. so don’t be shy and show the world what Krita users can do when the gather resources. We can learn a lot and also find things to be improved.
I hope you like the idea. So are you in? This is going to be fun
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Here i will update the most asked questions.
How this is going to be moderated? I am not the chief here, this is a collaborative work. if you have ideas post them. But remember Krita has its own character and don’t need to be a copy of another software. So we are going to be focused in use real artists, real media.
Can anybody collaborate? YES! but please, understand time is limited so don’t overpost and read the previous posts to see if your contribution will be helpful. That will keep the thread clean
And to show you this is going to be fun, here is a sneak peak. (things can change a lot)
some artwork that you can already see as samples.
NOW IS YOUR TIME!
If you are not familiar with brush making. here you have some help.
How to create brushes.
Creating a basic brush
Creating variants from another brushes (Watercolor brushes) with icon library.
Things related with brush rotation and drawing angle.
How we can make RGBA brushes with oil behavior. Understanding a bit Masked brush.
How to Create Animated Brushes. Random
Importing Brushes, not bundles (remember you need to have the brushtips loaded, but if the brush use the default Krita 4 resources you don’t have to do anything else. When you import the brush, is done.)
Concepts used in pencils. Scatter, Pattern, Fuzzy Dab or Stroke
Concepts used in Shading brushes. Scalable, Easy to change the texture, not detail oriented (this one can be discussed , Controllable with the roughness feature )
First Reference to charcoal in the videos. With my Nathan’s copy.
Adjust the pressure to your needs
PATTERNS, i used these but we can improve them. Nothing is written in the stone, yet